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meanings of starfish


  1. Any of various asteroids or other echinoderms (not in fact fish) with usually five arms, many of which eat bivalves or corals by everting their stomach.
  2. The anus.
  3. Any many-armed or tentacled sea invertebrate, whether cnidarian, echinoderm, or cephalopod.
  4. A woman who reluctantly takes part in sexual intercourse, and lays on her back while spreading her limbs.


  1. To assume a splayed-out shape, like that of a starfish.
  2. To form into a splayed-out shape, like that of a starfish.